WNA and Sabert Reach Settlement Over Patent Disputes
Sayreville, NJ. - September 13, 2011- After a lengthy
lawsuit, Sabert Corporation and Waddington North America (WNA) have
entered into an agreement settling a patent dispute. This
settlement brings an end to a legal dispute regarding metalized
cutlery dating back to 2006.
While the details of this agreement are not disclosed, both
parties are satisfied that due consideration has been provided for
the licensing of the patents which continue to be valid and
enforceable. This agreement licenses Sabert to manufacture,
market and sell metalized cutlery and utensils in the US, Canada,
and Mexico, for the full remaining term of those patents. The
metallization process and metals that this license provides deliver
products with superior appearance, product safety and
The heads of both companies welcomed the end of this dispute
which ultimately should result in both brands becoming stronger.
"Now that we have finally settled this long-standing dispute, both
Sabert and WNA can concentrate our efforts on providing our
customers with the high quality, innovative products we are both
known for," said Mike Evans, CEO of WNA.
Albert Salama, President of Sabert Corporation stated "We are
pleased that this matter is settled and are confident it is the
best option for both WNA, Sabert Corporation and their
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